national party

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National Party
1.  (in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties
2.  Former name: National Country Party (in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas
3.  Progressive Federal Party See also United Party (in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners, which ruled from 1948 until the country's first multiracial elections in 1994: renamed the New National Party (NNP) in 1999

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